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Services - Procedures
The DIEP Flap is one type of breast reconstruction, that uses your own skin and fat to recreate the breast(s). In this microsurgical procedure, blood vessels known as the deep inferior epigastric perforators, (DIEP) along with skin and fat are removed from the abdomen and relocated to the chest to create breasts. This type of flap surgery leaves the abdominal muscles intact. However, due to the complexity of this surgery there are few facilities that offer the DIEP technique. There are also other types of microsurgical flaps and Dr. Burgess does not routinely perform them.
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Note about these procedures: When patients come in for a new patient consult, Dr. Burgess will review the various procedures she performs as well as discuss the other options available to patients. She will help guide you towards the reconstructive surgery that most compliments your aesthetic goals, as well as maintain close communication with your other physicians.
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Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Elisa A. Burgess specializes in Lake Oswego face lift as well as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), liposuction, tummy tuck and breast augmentation. She serves the entire northwest Portland / Vancouver metro area and beyond.